Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx is sowing the seeds of future transit expansion. The transit agency is planting thousands of trees and shrubs in advance of major construction for GO Expansion. Get an update on the tree planting and check out photos of saplings going into the dirt. The idea that Metrolinx is making the region greener while removing trees may seem like a paradox. But between much needed … Continue reading Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Building a Legacy: Meaghan Mendonca is named Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability

Growing up surrounded by family members dedicated to helping others, Metrolinx’s Meaghan Mendonca has made a point of building her career on the same principle. Sustainability is a key focus for her, and she’s starting to get noticed for her work – outside of Metrolinx. The University of Waterloo urban planning graduate has been named one of Corporate Knights Magazine’s Top 30 under 30 in … Continue reading Building a Legacy: Meaghan Mendonca is named Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability

Metrolinx, how does your garden grow?

Every fall, monarch butterflies travel up to 3,000 kilometres between breeding grounds in eastern North America and overwintering sites in central Mexico. Some monarchs can travel an astonishing 80 kilometres in a single day. Butterflies play an important role in pollinating plants and crops across the globe. Due to urbanization, though, pollinator habitats are on the decline, resulting in a shrinking population. In 2017, Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx, how does your garden grow?

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New state-of-the-art rail facility sets records on environmental standards

To walk through the new 500,000 square foot GO Transit facility in Whitby is beyond impressive. Every intricate detail in all the massive machinery placed throughout is in place with purpose. It’s standing by and ready to help maintain an entire fleet of green coloured trains – while remaining green in the way it operates. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF) was constructed to achieve … Continue reading New state-of-the-art rail facility sets records on environmental standards

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Adapting to extreme weather conditions

How Metrolinx is overcoming the worst Mother Nature has to offer It was five years ago when torrential rain began to pour down, just as commuters in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) were heading home. It turned out to be more than just a storm passing through, but an extreme weather event with consequences. The Richmond Hill GO train that runs alongside the flood … Continue reading Adapting to extreme weather conditions

Environmental efforts top of mind for Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster

During the month of April, spring is (normally) in the air and many are thinking of better ways to do more for the environment. Earth Day can also offer time to reflect on the things already being done to help protect and preserve nature. As part of the Metrolinx Sustainability Strategy, there are many initiatives the organization has taken on to become more climate resilient, … Continue reading Environmental efforts top of mind for Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster

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Harnessing solar power provides significant energy and cost savings

Metrolinx sustainability efforts include renewable energy at multiple GO stations It turns out the little things that can be done to help save the environment don’t need to be so little after all. In fact, they can be quite significant. Take Clarkson GO Station, for example. When customers hear solar energy is being harnessed and money is being saved, they won’t see it. On top … Continue reading Harnessing solar power provides significant energy and cost savings

Recycled uniforms help Metrolinx meet green targets

Program to divert GO and UP Express staff uniforms from landfill proves to be successful They always look crisp, shiny and spiffy when they’re brand new. Fresh duds ready for wear, with customers bound to be impressed. The uniforms GO Transit and UP Express employees don while working, though, have a life span. Almost everyone’s clothes do (except that sweatshirt from the good ol’ days … Continue reading Recycled uniforms help Metrolinx meet green targets

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2016

The Metrolinx Board of Directors met earlier today to receive a number of reports, including updates on the GO Regional Express Rail program, and a GO service update on the recent schedule changes. The Board also provided approval on two key Metrolinx documents, the 2015-2020 Sustainability Strategy, and the 2016-2017 Business Plan. RER Update Chief Capital Officer John Jensen, Chief Planning Officer Leslie Woo, and Chief … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Sept 2016